By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Monday thanked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for providing with essential medical supplies to combat COVID-19 pandemic.
President Ghani took to Twitter to express his gratitude towards the Government of India and the country’s people for providing Afghanistan with hydroxychloroquine tablets, paracetamol tablets, and wheat.
The president said: “Thank you, my friend, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and thank you India for providing 500K tablets of hydroxychloroquine, 100K tablets of paracetamol, and 75,000 metric tons of wheat that the first consignment of it (5,000) will reach AFG in a day or so, for the Afghan people.”
He added: “Thank you also for further commitments to supply more items including medicines and equipment as availability increases in India. In the difficult times of COVID-19, closer cooperation between allies and friends will prepare us better to fight this menace and save our people.”
Indian Prime Minister Modi replied to President Ghani on Twitter and said that both the countries share a special friendship, based on ties of history, geography, and culture. He said: “India and Afghanistan share a special friendship, based on ties of history, geography, and culture. For long, we have fought jointly against the scourge of terrorism. We will similarly combat COVID-19 together, with solidarity and shared resolve. Ashraf Ghani.”